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American's Vital Signs / Doctor Shopping #568902

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) No. of Americans who do not have family physician given. Report introduced.

(Boulder, Colorado: Roger O'Neil) Difficulty of finding personal physician examined. [Patient Fern EPLER - says most doctors don't care about patients.] [Consumer Health Services spokesperson Roger HOLSTEIN - comments on arduous task of finding doctor] Ex. of Joe Talman's problems in finding medical care for his child discussed; scenes shown. Talman noted now running company that uses computers to help people find doctors [Patient Christie SHOLOS, Dr. Chris SUREK - comment on system.] Various referral services discussed.

Brokaw, Tom;
O'Neil, Roger

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